LEGAL INSURRECTION FOUNDATION LAUNCHES
PROJECT TO FIGHT EQUITY DISCRIMINATION
BARRINGTON, R.I. (February 22, 2023)–The Legal Insurrection Foundation (LIF) today announced the launch of the Equal Protection Project, an initiative that is a logical extension of LIF’s strengths, positioning EPP to investigate, publicize, and litigate racial and ethnic discrimination in the name of “equity.” EPP uniquely will serve as a force multiplier energizing the broader conservative public interest litigation world, partnering as appropriate, and serving as a clearinghouse for cases generated through its unique capabilities.
The announcement was made on Tucker Carlson Tonight during an interview with Legal Insurrection’s founder, Professor William Jacobson.
The Fox News Channel host said, “You can’t just let them construct a new Jim Crow,” and referencing the Equal Protection Project Attorney Network that will allow lawyers across the country to volunteer to help the team fight instances of equity discrimination, Carlson added, “Thank you for soliciting the help of other lawyers. This needs an organized framework, and I think you’re providing it.”
According to Professor Jacobson, “Time and again we are seeing organizations using racist methods to address past cases of inequality or racism, and it is our view—and we believe most Americans’—that there is no ‘good’ form of racism and that the remedy for racism never is more racism.”
During the discussion, Jacobson pointed to Legal Insurrection Foundation v. Providence Public School District, an example of the types of cases that the organization has researched and then addressed through legal channels.
In this case, LIF filed an administrative complaint challenging a racially discriminatory loan forgiveness program that the Providence Public School District created for only newly- and recently hired non-white teachers. The case was filed with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, which then made a formal referral of the case to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which is investigating. LIF also filed an amicus brief in a U.S. Supreme Court supporting Asian students claiming discrimination from affirmative action.
Jacobson added, “We are going to investigate, educate, and even litigate when necessary. We are going to do something about it. We are uniquely positioned to fight this battle because of our contacts and the deep knowledge we have about related Critical Race Theory programs through our CriticalRace.org database.”
The LIF is a Rhode Island tax-exempt not-for-profit organization that, among other things, seeks to ensure equal protection and non-discrimination in education. LegalInsurrection.com continues to be the home of the nonprofit organization’s news content and blog and connects its visitors to the new EPP website at EqualProtect.org, as well as to its CriticalRace.org database of academic institutions that lets visitors see which have adopted Critical Race Theory-oriented programming and related initiatives into their academic offerings.
About the Equal Protection Project
The Equal Protection Project (EPP) was formed under the guiding principle that there is no ‘good’ form of racism and, accordingly, works to investigate violations of civil rights laws, educate the public about the activity, and then litigate as needed to bring an end to the discriminatory practice. Additionally, EPP seeks to spotlight policies and agendas that create a more permissive environment for civil rights violations such as critical race theory, cancel culture and bias education. EPP is a project of the Legal Insurrection Foundation.
Learn more at EqualProtect.org.
About Legal Insurrection Foundation
Legal Insurrection Foundation (LIF) is a Rhode Island tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization founded by Cornell Law School professor William A. Jacobson. It is one of the leading national free speech and free expression investigative and media organizations that researches and reports on some of the most important issues facing our country on school campuses, universities, businesses, and government.
LegalInsurrection.com has been educating millions of readers since it was founded in 2008 and is widely recognized as one of the leading conservative law and politics websites of the day. It is regularly cited by national media outlets. LIF launched CriticalRace.org in 2021, a public service database of more than 500 higher education, elite K-12, medical schools, and military service academies that lets visitors see which have adopted Critical Race Theory-oriented programming and related initiatives into their academic offerings.
Learn more at legalinsurrection.com.